Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the ‘state’ of certain music ‘scenes’, whether it’s growing trends or mainstreamization of certain sounds. As always, the message from this dojo is to chill and stay worry-free. While the saturation of particular genres and sounds may cause some to despair, there will always be artists pushing creative boundaries and providing innovation in their music. These are the people we look to highlight and celebrate in this playlist, who enable us to experience chill feelings with fresh sounds and good vibes.

A producer who does just that is London’s Snakehips, who brought us that magical edit of Bondax’s ‘Gold’. Now he’s back with a new original which will light up your day in a similar fashion, with smooth guitar sampling, sweet vocals and that trademark head-popping beat which carries you away to your happy place. We move on next to the soulful stylings of London-based songstress George Maple and if you’re thinking she sounds familiar, you would be correct. She features prominently on tracks from top UK producers like Bondax, Shadow Child, and of course Snakehips, providing the perfect vocals to compliment their stunning production. Another voice which is instantly recognizable is that of Lana Del Rey,  who sees her name grace the dojo again courtesy of a truly unique remix from Polish producer Chloe Martini. Certain singers lend themselves so well to mellow tunes, and her vocals are superbly handled on this occasion in creating this beautiful piece. Continuing this string of fresh sounds is Druid Cloak, the US artist known for unique creativity in his eclectic production style. This is again on show with his remix of ‘Invisible Colors’, which makes a stellar addition to this playlist. RAC makes a return this week, putting his signature upbeat touch onto a track from Phoenix’s latest album, Bankrupt. We also feature two more downtempo remixes of ‘Friday Nights’, as well as two further additions to the growing list of Sizzlebird’s amazing collections over the weeks.

Hopefully this should leave no doubt that the ‘scene’ for chill music remains alive and strong. Week on week the innovation and fresh sounds continue to amaze. Peace out.

Chill Dojo #36 zip

’On & On’
’FMM: George Maple – OPST’
’Lana Del Rey – Young & Beautiful (Chloe Martini Remix)’
’123Mrk – Invisible Colors (Druid Cloak Remix) – Available May 6th via Infinite Machine’
’Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (RAC Mix)’
’Xtrafunk – Deep Down feat. Loumar & Nas’
’Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights (Rush Midnight Remix)’
’Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights (Bronx Night Dub)’
’Tell me’
’Shlohmo X Chris Brown – Places/Yo (Bondax Blend)’
’Ciara – Body Party (Cleindl Remix)’
’Ciara – Body Party (Figgy Remix)’
’Cora Pearl (free DL via Astro Nautico’s Atlantics Vol. 3)’
’Justin Timberlake – My Love (Wick
it’s DTF Remix)’
’Galimatias – 01 Excuses (Young Chimera EP – On now)’
’Galimatias – 02 Rooftop Fox (Young Chimera EP)’
’deeB – Thru Clouds.mp3′
’deeB – Paradise Architect.mp3′
’April Sunlight’
’TvFrom86 – Losing You’
’Aaron Smith – Dancin (Remix by KRONO)’
’Imogen Heap – Headlock (Him_Self_Her Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD AT LINK’
’D33J – “Park (Jerome LOL Remix)”‘
’DJ Koze – Nices Wölkchen feat. Apparat’
’Morten Granau – Tusindfryd’
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